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Cassel, Colloquy of.

Religious conf. held July 1–9, 1661, at Cassel, Hesse; arranged by landgrave William VI of Hesse bet. Ref. and Luth. theologians, the former from the U. of Marburg, the latter from the U. of Rinteln. Sebastian Curtius and Johannes Hein were the spokesmen for the Ref., Johannes Henichius and Peter Musäus* for the Luths. Topics discussed: Baptism, the Lord's Supper, the person of Christ, predestination. Some measure of agreement was reached; polemics, it was agreed, should be minimized. However, the good intentions of the collocutors were not tr. into gen. action among the clergy in the Ger. states. In the final analysis the dialog belongs to those which were without far-reaching effect. See also Syncretism. CSM.

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